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Sur-fake: Our Obsession with Screens: Antoine Geiger’s Photography

Sur-fake: Our Obsession with Screens: Antoine Geiger’s Photography

French Photographer Antoine Geiger, born in Switzerland, has at age 20 taken on the topic of technology addiction with great clarity. He captures the absorbing and sucking nature of the many glowing screens which please, inform, and drain us in a series of photos called “SUR-FAKE.” Geiger also creates drawings, experiments with organic furniture design, and other various visual art mediums. His work has been widely published, and you can see the list here on ... Read More »

Jean Jullien’s “Peace for Paris” Embraced as an International Symbol

Jean Jullien’s “Peace for Paris” Embraced as an International Symbol

In the wake of the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, there is much suffering and there are also many outbursts of support and love.  Art can sometimes be helpful in these difficult times.  I read one story of a man who moved a piano painted with a peace symbol with his bike to the site of one of the attacks to play John Lennon’s Imagine. You have likely seen this image below, by French ... Read More »

Coloring Between the Lines: The Resurgence of Adult Coloring Books

Coloring Between the Lines: The Resurgence of Adult Coloring Books

Do you remember the simple comfort of coloring? Depending on your mood, you might have wanted to stay just within the lines, or you might have wanted to scribble across the page. There was even a time when coloring in a shape was hard for your fingers to manage, but as you built dexterity and pride it became both manageable and enjoyable.  The simple activity of coloring is seeing a resurgence in the adult world. ... Read More »

ArtLifting Helps People Change Their Lives with Art Sales

ArtLifting Helps People Change Their Lives with Art Sales

Blue Bricks, Elizabeth B Cayce Art that intersects with social healing serves a great purpose. As Estella Conwill Majozo wrote, “To search for the good and make it matter: this is the real challenge for the artist” (p. 88, 1995). ArtLifting, an organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supports individuals who are homeless or disabled by providing them with a special venue in which to sell their Art online. According to their story on their ... Read More »

A Few Portraits of Malala

A Few Portraits of Malala

Artists Portray an Inspiring Young Woman First, A little background on Malala: Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat, Pakistan in 1997. Her father was a teacher and local organizer for change; he was in favor of established, quality education for all youth in “Pakistan, which has the second highest number of out of school children in the world, and became an outspoken opponent of Taliban efforts to restrict education and stop girls from going to ... Read More »

Jon Rosen and The Misfits

Jon Rosen and The Misfits

A Writer and Artist Shares his Peculiar, Endearing Tribe Jon Rosen’s misfits inspire delight, empathy, and at moments, confusion, frustration and sadness. His characters, conveyed with both text and hand drawn images, entertain us with a mixture of fancy, everyday neurosis and existential dread. On Rosen’s site, (www.misfitsonline.com), fans can see more of his drawings and get personal storied explanations of their origination. In the book, the misfits, available here on Amazon, we are treated ... Read More »

Calder: Charming Ringleader of Metal and Wire

Calder: Charming Ringleader of Metal and Wire

An introduction to Alexander Calder designed for an online Art History class This particular artist, Alexander Calder, made a lot of both playful and moving (ha, yes, in more ways than one) artworks in the 1900’s. He is a key player in the development of American Abstraction, especially the kind that moves or is kinetic. You will come away from this further educated in Art History and hopefully a wee bit inspired. Images are linked ... Read More »

Priya Shakti by Ram Devineni

Priya Shakti by Ram Devineni

The Indian Comic Book Heroine for Women’s Rights is in a New York City Art Exhibit. Priya is the heroine of a tale called Priya Shakti which is full of adventure, beautifully written by Ram Devineni, beautifully drawn by Dan Goldman, and steeped in Hindu symbolism. It is meant to shed light on and fight what is known as rape culture: generally the treatment of rape or other types of sexual or gendered abuse as ... Read More »

Reflections on Public School Art Teaching

Reflections on Public School Art Teaching

A message from my heart to the public school Art teacher: take care of yourself. You may have to teach hundreds of students and the Art room is going to get very messy at times. Your job is important, rewarding, and challenging. Look after your physical and psychological well-being. Remind yourself what you love about life and Art. Explore the reasons why you became an Art teacher. Go to a museum or gallery, start an ... Read More »

Appreciating Early African American Artwork

Appreciating Early African American Artwork

Africa is a continent rich with diverse cultures and arts, and this was true during the era in which Africans, often from West Africa,  were enslaved and brought to the Americas. Though enslaved, Africans who were in America continued with numerous cultural traditions as best they could. African craftsmanship continued in America, and can be seen in such early pieces as the face jug to the right.  The eyes are open wide as a prominent ... Read More »

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